On Election Night, the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters releases unofficial results of voted ballots received from polling places throughout the County and voted mail ballots received prior to Election Day.
These results are cumulative and updates are released throughout the night. The first results will be posted by 8:30 p.m. on Election Night. The postings on Election Night include results for the majority of mail ballots received from the U.S. Post Office before Election Day, mail ballot drop-off locations prior to Election Day, and ballots cast at polling places on Election Day.
Results for ballots cast at polling places on Election Day are added at 10 p.m. and every two hours, thereafter. Ballot counting continues on Election Night until all regular ballots cast at polling places have been counted. Though ballot counting may be completed for the night, the Registrar of Voters will continue to process and count additional ballots in the weeks following the election. The estimated number of ballots remaining to be processed is provided to the public shortly after the final posting of the unofficial Election Night results and with each subsequent posting of results until the Final Certified Election Results are posted.
The ballots remaining to be processed include damaged ballots, ballots run through the high-speed ballot scanners that require additional review, mail ballots received on Election Day, mail ballots postmarked by Election Day and received within seven days following Election Day, mail ballots that require further signature review, provisional ballots, and conditional voter registration provisional ballots.
On Election Night, ballots are scanned using high-speed ballot scanners. To efficiently produce election night results, votes in a write-in space will not be reviewed on election night. These votes are tallied as Unresolved Write-ins. The Unresolved Write-in tally may include:
- Votes for qualified candidates whose names appear on the ballot
- Votes for qualified write-in candidates
- Names of persons that did not file candidacy papers
- Stray marks
You can get updates on those results and see how the 2022 State General Election is going by clicking here.